A single flame in the darkness,
a single note in the silence,
a single child in a stable–
only God would have
the humble audacity to appear this way
when He wanted to reach everyone in the world.
He could have come with crashes of lighting
flashing across the entire sky.
He could have come with legions of angels,
fast and furious,
but He came instead in the quiet–
His little cries
barely heard above the donkey’s breath.
He came with a love as warm as hot chocolate
that spreads slowly through your whole body
and makes everything right.
He came small enough to fit himself
–the creator of the universe–
into each human heart,
affirming that each person